Beth - posted on 04/17/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )
It seems like everyday that I pick up my 21 month old son from daycare he throws a super meltdown. Especially when I pick him up. It's like he doesn't want to leave daycare or something. When I do pick him up because he won't just walk out by himself, he grabs chunks of my hair and rips it out, gives me a good wallop alongside of my head and kicks, screams and cries bloody murder. I'm getting so frustrated with his behavior that I don't know what else to do! I've gotten down to his level and told him to stop and I've put him in a timeout until he calms down. I've recently started to tug back on his hair so that he knows what it feels like (except I don't rip chunks of his hair out!). I don't like to spank since the timeouts in his room or a corner in the kitchen seems to work just fine at home. I would appreciate ANY ADVICE. I'm at my wits ends. I know to just keep following the same pattern, but what if I'm doing it wrong and there's a better way to handle this? And the worst thing is that he's perfectly fine when we get home! Like nothing has happened! But I'm still worked up about his fit at daycare and the daycare lady looking at me like I'm a bad Mom! Even one of the other Mom's at daycare mentioned today "He only screams like that when you pick him up." Now I'm afraid this Mom is gonna call CPS on me or something. Thank you again for all your help!